Plant of the Month
This section provides detailed information on selected native species that are particularly relevant to the Perth community, including their origin, distribution, flowering season, cultivation and propagation.
A new species is featured monthly, with a focus on plants that are flowering at the time. Notes are also provided on where to view the plant in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
Sarcostemma viminale subsp. australe
Common name: Caustic Bush
Common name: Western coolibah or Smooth-barked coolibah
Common name: Water Pandan
Common name: Baxter’s Banksia or Bird’s Nest Banksia
Common name: Blue Lace-flower or Rottnest Island Daisy
Common name: ‘Kings Park Federation Flame’
Common name: ‘Albany Catspaw’
Common name: ‘Flat Wattle’ or ‘Clay Wattle’
Common name: Kingsmill’s Mallee
Common name: Diels Grevillea
Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea
Common name: Everlasting, Paper Daisy